President Rodrigo Duterte's fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) would have been an opportune moment to lay before the people his plans on fighting COVID-19 and resuscitating the flagging economy.
However, the Chief Executive spent much of his airtime on tirades against supposed oligarchs, whom he said were the primary cause of Filipinos' poverty and suffering.
Duterte even lashed out at Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon twice during his speech for allegedly siding with the Lopez family in the ABS-CBN controversy, and the Ayalas during the privatization of water utilities.
Watch this video report summing up Duterte's SONA 2020. – Rappler.com